“M” is for National Masturbation Month – The Pomonan
May is National Masturbation Month and it’s always a good time to talk about something many of us still struggle discussing: self-touch!
How you feel about masturbation and what you believe is largely influenced on where you live, at what time in history, and related to who your caregivers were and what they were taught. You might mistakenly think that masturbation is bad for a healthy development, can lead to ‘sex addiction’, or that you’ll be punished in an afterlife!
Masturbation was always considered healthy in some cultures. Ancient Egyptian creation myth says that God Atum created the world by jerkin’ it into existence; duties of the pharaoh included ejaculating into the Nile to ensure a good crop for the coming season.